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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 o·bli·ging a. Putting under obligation; disposed to oblige or do favors; hence, helpful; civil; kind.
    Mons. Strozzi has many curiosities, and is very obliging to a stranger who desires the sight of them.   --Addison.
 Syn: -- Civil; complaisant; courteous; kind, -- Obliging, Kind, Complaisant.
 Usage: One is kind who desires to see others happy; one is complaisant who endeavors to make them so in social intercourse by attentions calculated to please; one who is obliging performs some actual service, or has the disposition to do so.
 -- O*bli*ging*ly. adv. -- O*bli*ging*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
          [syn: complaisance, compliance, compliancy, deference]